Paper artist and Disney fan Robert Lisinsky has shared with followers on Facebook one of his earlier creations: a paper model of Disneyland’s “it’s a small world.”

Photo by Robert Lisinsky | Via Twitter

Photo by Robert Lisinsky | Via Twitter

The talented artist has constructed a very detailed replica of the beloved attraction and it even features moving parts! Take a look:

I'm happy to share this video I made of my "it's a small world" (at Disneyland) paper sculpture! I've shared pictures here before, but I've been sharing those pictures on Instagram and so I thought it was a good time to make a video!If you've been following my work for a while, you may recall seeing this. If not, I made this paper sculpture between 2011 and 2012. It is about 14 inches wide, and completely handmade, hand-cut, and hand-painted by myself. I used cardboard for most horizontal surfaces, but the rest is all various types paper. I also designed it by hand, but the base and canals were designed in CAD.In the video, you'll see me manually pushing one of the boats along its canal. You'll also see the clock tower open! This was an early attempt at adding simple movement to my projects. The tick-tock sound was made with pieces of a cut-up credit card hitting each other. The doors open using thin wood dowels acting as the hinges. You'll also get a glimpse of my version of the doll parade. I'll admit this would have been better if I had built the project a little larger.As you may know, the Disneyland Railroad travels past the iconic facade. Since the train tracks are there, I thought it would be a shame to have empty tracks so I made part of a train too! That was made of folded paper and colored with pencils. can you tell which locomotive I chose to recreate?This was a really fun project to make, and it led to even more detailed projects like my Cinderella Castle.I hope you enjoy this video, and please ask if you have any questions!#disney #disneyland #fantasyland #itsasmallworld #itsasmallworldclocktower #disneylandrailroad #handmade #disneyart #paperart #papercraft #papersculpture

Posted by Robert Lisinsky on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

In his post, Lisnisky notes that while sharing pictures of his work on Instagram, he “thought it was a good time to make a video! If you've been following my work for a while, you may recall seeing this. If not, I made this paper sculpture between 2011 and 2012. It is about 14 inches wide, and completely handmade, hand-cut, and hand-painted by myself.”

He even features the Disneyland Railroad in this sculpture saying, “As you may know, the Disneyland Railroad travels past the iconic facade. Since the train tracks are there, I thought it would be a shame to have empty tracks so I made part of a train too!”

Just for fun, here’s a photo of Disneyland’s attraction mall:

Photo via Disney Parks Blog

Photo via Disney Parks Blog

 

Of course “it’s a small world” isn’t his only attraction masterpiece, Lisnisky also created a Radiator Springs Racers diorama straight out of Cars Land, and Hollywood Tower Hotel that’s a real scream!

UPDATE: There have now been over 3,000 views of my video! 3,000 Big Thank Yous to each of you!!!I am so excited to finally share this video of my Cars Land diorama in action! I really hope you will enjoy it and please make sure your sound is on! (Don't worry when the screen goes dark.)Disclaimer: no copyright infringement is suggested by the inclusion of the song. It is only intended to be background music.#paperart #CarsLand #diorama

Posted by Robert Lisinsky's Magical Art on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Of course, a haunted hotel needs a haunted elevator… Make sure your sound is turned up to hear the otherworldly screams! #towerofterror #hollywoodstudios #twilightzone

Posted by Robert Lisinsky's Magical Art on Sunday, October 25, 2015

Some of his other artwork includes a paper replica of Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder, and a shadow box display of the Contemporary—complete with monorail.

Disney Wonder paper model 2009

Hi everyone! Please enjoy this quick clip of my Disney Wonder paper model. Be sure your volume is up so you can hear a special surprise!#DisneyWonder #DCL #DisneyCruise #DisneyArt #DisneyFanArt #PaperArt

Posted by Robert Lisinsky's Magical Art on Thursday, June 30, 2016

I am happy to finally share pictures of my completed Contemporary Resort shadowbox! This actually made its debut at my…

Posted by Robert Lisinsky on Tuesday, June 11, 2019


What do you think of these Disney paper creations? Which is your favorite? Let us know!

 
 

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